In preparation for my wedding ( and honeymoon, too ) I’ve started hitting the gym a bit more seriously than I was before.
From June 2014 until about November, I was religiously doing the Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Training Guides. At the time I started them, I had just finished my athletic career at Oregon State University, so my workouts were now completely on my own.
So I was kind of at a “where next?” point. I loveeeeeee these guides and they are well structured for those who might find organizing an effective workout a challenge. You can read more about why I love her guides here.
In November when I finished her second guide and I wasn’t sure what to do next. I could keep doing the last few weeks over again, but I was looking to mix it up. I wanted to still incorporate the muscle endurance that I gained from the BBTG but add some strength and ( a bit ) of mass.
So I started weight lifting.
Derek and I are currently on a lifting schedule together. I’ve gotten some questions lately about my current workout routine, so I thought I’d share one of the workouts that we did a few days ago!
Arm and Shoulder
Barbell Shoulder Press: 3 sets of 8 reps
Barbell curl: 3 sets of 8 reps, alternating with
Standing rear delt raise: 3 sets of 12 reps
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Skull crushers: 3 sets of 12 reps, alternating with
Chin ups: 3 sets of as many as you can do ( at least 5, with help if needed )
Overhead tricep rope extension: 3 sets of 8 reps, alternating with
Front fly and press: 3 sets of 8 reps
And then you’re done! This type of workout makes my muscles so tired. Then the soreness hits hard the next day. Do you like being sore? I think it’s one of the best feelings. Ever. You can literally feel your progress!
Let me know if you like this type of post, and I will make sure to post more of my workouts!